Color Recognition?

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Color Recognition?
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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 12:28pm

Does your 2/3 recognize colors yet?

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 7:16pm
DS is 2 will be 3 sept. He knows all his colors,number(1-20), letters, shapes, and can spell his name.
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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 9:27am
madison turned 2 on June 18 and we are just starting to work on that. For the past 2 weeks she's been walking around calling everything yellow. But we'd tell her what the right color was and since she was so interested, started concentrating on talking about color and reading books about color. She ran into the bathroom last night pointed to the sink and said "Black!!" um, nope, sorry, that's white. LOL! Then she pointed to ODD"s shorts and said purple! And that was correct, as well as the pink potty seat. So, we're getting there. Its not really something we have concentrated on much yet.
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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 10:30am
Wow! You have one smart cookie! Out of curiosity, how did you introduce letters to him?

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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 10:31am
LOL! Landon does the same thing frequently. He has black and white down, but most everything else is either green or purple. We keep trying but have not worried about it too much. I just keep asking him things like "what color is your shirt today?" or "what color is that ball?". It's so much fun watching them learn- they are just little sponges at this age!

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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 11:06am

Nadia turned 3 at the end of March. She knows all her colors (the common ones, anyway, but not colors like lavender or teal). It took her a while to learn them and she used to regularly confuse red and green. So much so that I found a simple colorblindness test online and found that she could see the difference, but she just mixed up the names. We just pointed out colors and used them in our everyday talk (look at that blue car, etc.). They also work on them at daycare, so that helped, too.

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Thu, 07-28-2011 - 12:59pm
we sing songs for just about everything. Letters numbers colors and spelling his name we make it a song. Did the same thing with DD who is now 4.
We play games with letter cards one side has letter the other has a picture of something that starts with the letter. We look through books and magazines too now to play the game. Some times in the car we play looking for something that starts with a letter.
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Registered: 03-28-2008
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 8:36am
My 25-month old is good with colors. For maybe a month or so there was no progress, I felt, most things were "ello" and red was green and green was red, but then one day it all just clicked and now she never seems to make a mistake, even with unusual colors like grey or gold. I'm impressed, because just a few weeks ago she would say "ello" (if she could be bothered to say anything at all!!) when I asked her what color something was.

Toddler brains are so funny. The leaps forward are what I find most exciting, how one day she isn't even close to doing something and the next day she's an expert. :)
Lilypie
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Fri, 07-29-2011 - 1:38pm
That's what we do too, Liesl. We just use colors in everyday conversation... like, "hand mommy the red block" or "I love your yellow shirt!". My husband is color blind, so he's not allowed to play that game with my boys. ;)

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 1:39pm
Using songs to teach is such an awesome idea! I know those things stick with you forever too. I still remember learning songs I was taught at a young age.

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Fri, 07-29-2011 - 1:45pm
I just love it when things *click*! It really does seem like the light bulb goes on overnight at times. :)

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